Contemporary European Perspectives On The Ethics Of End Of Life Care

May 13, 2020|
Contemporary European Perspectives On The Ethics Of End Of Life Care by Nathan Emmerich
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This book examines the ethics of end of life care, focusing on the kinds of decisions that are commonly made in clinical practice. Specific attention is paid to the intensification of treatment for terminal symptoms, particularly pain relief, and the withdrawal and withholding of care, particularly life-saving or life-prolonging medical care. The book is structured into three sections. The first section contains essays examining end of life care from the perspective of moral theory and theology. The second sets out various conceptual terms and distinctions relevant to decision-making at the end of life. The third section contains chapters that focus on substantive ethical issues. This format not only provides for a comprehensive analysis of the ethical issues that arise in the context of end of life care but allows readers to effectively trace the philosophical, theological and conceptual underpinnings that inform their specific interests. This work will be of interest to scholars working in the area as well as clinicians, specialists and healthcare professionals who encounter these issues in the course of their practice. 

Nathan Emmerich  is a Research Fellow in Bioethics in the Australian National University''s Medical School. He was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ethics and End of Life Care at the Institute of Ethics, Dublin City University, and a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen''s University Belfast. He has a background in Philos...
Title:Contemporary European Perspectives On The Ethics Of End Of Life CareFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:386 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:386 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:May 13, 2020Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3030400328

ISBN - 13:9783030400323

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